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    wow i wasn't expecting so many replies in such a short space of time!

    To Amy86 (and a few others) - thanks for your helpful and constructive advice. I'm glad at least someone understands what it's like to be someone who has never had a dog before but is trying to learn as much as possible before making such a huge commitment.

    To everyone else (i'm sure you can guess who you are!): Firstly, If i didn't care about the dog i was buying i probably wouldn't have gone to the effort of posting on a forum and doing research! I just thought I could post on here to learn more about the best way to go about buying a puppy responsibly

    In regards to the general public perception of cross-breeds; that does come from everywhere like dog websites, magazine and newspaper articles when they do a feature on pets etc. I'm certainly not trying to upset people by posting random comments which have no factual basis.

    If you honestly care so much about the welfare of dogs; you should probaby try and be a little more constructive in your "advice". Not everyone is a dog expert and I'm sure a lot of people who are looking to learn more would be VERY put off by your negative comments.


    So, after all that I guess I need some advice on which breed of dog to consider. We are looking for one that is ok with young children and being inside. As my partner and I work on the weekdays we also need a breed that would be ok on his own for 7-8 hours a day in a smallish backyard. Rest assured that we fully plan to give him lots of love and attention after work and on the weekends. We have a large park opposite our home that would be great for walks and playing. We were looking at Maltese and Shihtzus because we read on a WEBSITE that these dogs are ok with smaller spaces; and that the cross-breed version had less health problems.

    If anyone has any useful advice that I can take on board I would really appreciate it.

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    I didn't know Harry bred crossbreeds, I know he owns a couple, along with quite a few purebreds. Last I heard he was heavily into purebred cats, don't remember his breed.

    I specifically remember when Dog Bourke spouted it. Don Bourke became an outcast to many of the breed clubs and I remember when the local aquarium and pond specialist place banned him from doing any more filming on their property.

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    Angela, I think Cleas was directing her question to Amy.

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    I like both these breeds but I do not like their grooming requirements or expense if you want to visit the groomer every 6 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azuresky View Post
    wow i wasn't expecting so many replies in such a short space of time!

    To Amy86 (and a few others) - thanks for your helpful and constructive advice. I'm glad at least someone understands what it's like to be someone who has never had a dog before but is trying to learn as much as possible before making such a huge commitment.

    To everyone else (i'm sure you can guess who you are!): Firstly, If i didn't care about the dog i was buying i probably wouldn't have gone to the effort of posting on a forum and doing research! I just thought I could post on here to learn more about the best way to go about buying a puppy responsibly

    In regards to the general public perception of cross-breeds; that does come from everywhere like dog websites, magazine and newspaper articles when they do a feature on pets etc. I'm certainly not trying to upset people by posting random comments which have no factual basis.

    If you honestly care so much about the welfare of dogs; you should probaby try and be a little more constructive in your "advice". Not everyone is a dog expert and I'm sure a lot of people who are looking to learn more would be VERY put off by your negative comments.


    So, after all that I guess I need some advice on which breed of dog to consider. We are looking for one that is ok with young children and being inside. As my partner and I work on the weekdays we also need a breed that would be ok on his own for 7-8 hours a day in a smallish backyard. Rest assured that we fully plan to give him lots of love and attention after work and on the weekends. We have a large park opposite our home that would be great for walks and playing. We were looking at Maltese and Shihtzus because we read on a WEBSITE that these dogs are ok with smaller spaces; and that the cross-breed version had less health problems.

    If anyone has any useful advice that I can take on board I would really appreciate it.
    Your welcome! It is such a learning curve! But a great one to be in!

    I'm biased but I would reccomend a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They require just as much grooming as ****zu's and Maltese dogs but IMO are better with children. They are a small dog but still need excersising as does any dog.

    Look at Dogz Online (just google it) to find breeders in your state. I *think* the breeders on that website have to be registared to advertise on there. Registared breeders arn't ALWAYS reputable but they are more so that non-registared ones.

    Also look up the breed club in your state. They usually have a website and contact details for breeders too.

    Good luck with your research!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azuresky View Post
    wow i wasn't expecting so many replies in such a short space of time!

    To Amy86 (and a few others) - thanks for your helpful and constructive advice. I'm glad at least someone understands what it's like to be someone who has never had a dog before but is trying to learn as much as possible before making such a huge commitment.

    To everyone else (i'm sure you can guess who you are!): Firstly, If i didn't care about the dog i was buying i probably wouldn't have gone to the effort of posting on a forum and doing research! I just thought I could post on here to learn more about the best way to go about buying a puppy responsibly

    In regards to the general public perception of cross-breeds; that does come from everywhere like dog websites, magazine and newspaper articles when they do a feature on pets etc. I'm certainly not trying to upset people by posting random comments which have no factual basis.

    If you honestly care so much about the welfare of dogs; you should probaby try and be a little more constructive in your "advice". Not everyone is a dog expert and I'm sure a lot of people who are looking to learn more would be VERY put off by your negative comments.


    So, after all that I guess I need some advice on which breed of dog to consider. We are looking for one that is ok with young children and being inside. As my partner and I work on the weekdays we also need a breed that would be ok on his own for 7-8 hours a day in a smallish backyard. Rest assured that we fully plan to give him lots of love and attention after work and on the weekends. We have a large park opposite our home that would be great for walks and playing. We were looking at Maltese and Shihtzus because we read on a WEBSITE that these dogs are ok with smaller spaces; and that the cross-breed version had less health problems.

    If anyone has any useful advice that I can take on board I would really appreciate it.
    Who on earth here has offered negative comments to you???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Angela, I think Cleas was directing her question to Amy.
    And I answered it. But since this is a public forum everyone is entitled to comment on any posts.

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    That is true Amy. It works that way for everyone at all times.

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    Cavs have feathering, the breeds they are talking about when not clipped or trimmed float along the ground extensively, need to be kept out of their eyes and around the mouth as well sometimes.

    But agree the Cavalier is an excellent choice.

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    Azuresky,
    Once you decide upon a particular breed, you might want to consider looking at the rescue organisations around who deal with that breed. It's a good chance you will find one that is a perfect match for you.

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